Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Thing 1: My motivation is on holiday already. Damn. Must go to the gym tomorrow! I have so many assignments to do, it is hard to drag myself away to the gym!
Thing 2: Person: "What are you doing this weekend/these holidays?" Me: "Oh I'm going to Raro on Friday" Person: "Luuuuuuuuccccccccckkkkky"
Not lucky. Lucky would be winning a trip to Raro. I am going on holiday because I worked hard to afford it and made the funds available. No luck is involved at all, and I hate it when people say that. It makes me feel bad for taking this holiday that I have earned. I already have huge guilt when I do things for myself, since I am a perfectionist and never really feel that I have earned a reward, and this just makes me feel bad. So there.
Thing 3: I went to the refugee centre today. A very interesting experience, to see where 750 people come every year to start their new lives in New Zealand. It is partially funded by my university, so I was able to visit with my semester group. A few facts for you:
- New Zealand has a refugee quota of 750 per year. This is the 5th highest amount per capita
- The USA takes over 700000. Canada has no set quota
- Only 20 countries in the world take refugees
- There are over 40 million refugees and deplaced people worldwide
- People can spend most of their lives in refugee camps and some will never be placed
- Once in New Zealand, the refugees spend 6 weeks at the refugee centre learning to speak English and to live in New Zealand. Some have never walked up stairs before, or used an escalator, or a pen, or a light switch. They are heavily supported to learn these things that we all take for granted.
I hope you learned something interesting!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Oh, my head.
It all started at lunchtime. I was in the staffroom and BOOM headache. Got through my afternoon lesson, but had to take my jumper because I was burning up! During my afternoon planning with my associate I was zoning in and out and all I could think about was how hot it was. My face was hot and I was sitting in an unheated classroom in the middle of winter in a tshirt and jeans. I have no idea what I have to do tomorrow because I just couldn't focus. I mainly made it up as I went along, and I hope it is what I was supposed to do.
I got home and went straight to bed and Sex and the City Season 5. I didn't really sleep, just dozed and rested. Some healing chinese for dinner and in bed by 8pm. But I couldn't sleep, so here I am. Blogging about how crap I feel.
I hope I feel better tomorrow. I really don't have time to be sick, I have so much to do. Mind you, I would rather be sick now then in 10 days when I am on holiday!
Argh, so much to do in so little time! Get sick, get well, 2 assignments and my portfolio, going to the gym, going to school and work. My list keeps on growing!
Monday, June 13, 2011
I didn't want to go. Like REALLY didn't want to go. I'm tired, feel a cold coming on and had a bad day at school. But I had to go and pay for my spinning (Tues and Thurs). Once I was there I just got changed and made myself go to the class. I was literally falling asleep beforehand, and I didn't have a great workout, but I had a workout and that is better than nothing!
I paid for my spinning for the week (it is $2 per time on top of the membership) so I am commited to those workouts. No one likes loosing money, even if it is only $2!
My friend cancelled on me for water walking on Wednesday night. No biggie, I'll live. Next week!
Eating today was quite good. I had a few lollies (candy, sweets) at lunchtime because I was dragging. I needed the sugar rush! I also had some sorbet for dessert. But overall I am pleased.
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